User talk:Apuldram

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Thanks for your edits on The Foundation of Perth 1829; excellent stuff; hope you stick around. If you're the type that likes to work in a team, you might like to join WP:WA. See you round. Hesperian 10:57, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Not at all; I look forward to seeing what you do with it. Hesperian 22:35, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

The Original Barnstar

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For the rapid expansion of Mark John Currie Gnangarra 23:45, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

A second instalment added, incorporating, where relevant, information gleaned from the awesome number of sites and contributions you have made. Still much to do though.Apuldram 20:10, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks again; I shall make the time to read it through thoroughly now that you've expanded it so very much.
You're too kind. Most of my contributions in this space were made fairly early on in my Wikipedia "career", and need to be looked at again. Land grants in the Swan River Colony is a good example - I was very proud of it when I first posted it, but the more I have read the more naive it seems.
Hesperian 23:23, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Harvey River[edit]

The article on the Harvey River mentions 'Captain Mark Collie' and links to 'Mark John Currie'. Should it refer and link to Dr 'Alexander Collie'? Apuldram (talk) 15:59, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

You are right, a blonde moment from me: well spotted. I may have been confusing Currie and Drummond's July 1829 expedition to Rockingham with Collie and Preston's more extensive trip into the Peel-Harvey Estuary and down to the mouth of the Collie River in November. Anyway its fixed and a reference added. See ya round. —Moondyne 23:19, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Sir Frederick Currie, 1st Baronet I have removed the incorrect details Bashereyre (talk) 18:05, 17 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi Apuldram, I noticed you edited some of the pages I was interested in, for example you added the text to treaty of lahore. I'm trying to improve the Sikh military history articles and I was hoping you could help me with Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Map workshop#map of fighting clans in punjab. I saw you created the topographical map of punjab so I thought you might be able to help. Also, could you upload the topographical map as an svg? Profitoftruth85 (talk) 07:07, 18 April 2010 (UTC)


Medical articles on Wikipedia are written based on the best available evidence in a consistent format. A list of resources to help you edit can be found here. The diberri tool will aid formatting the references for us in articles. All one needs to do is cut and paste the results. The welcome page is another good place to learn about editing the encyclopedia. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a note. Cheers Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:10, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

IRC invitation[edit]

Because I have noticed you commenting at the current RfC regarding Pending Changes, I wanted to invite you to the IRC channel for pending changes. If you are not customarily logged into the IRC, use this link. This under used resource can allow real time discussion at this particularly timely venture of the trial known as Pending Changes. Even if nothing can come from debating points there, at least this invitation is delivered with the best of intentions and good faith expectations. Kind regards. My76Strat 09:05, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Shankar Dayal Singh[edit]

Thanks for reviewing the article. Your suggestions mean a lot to us. We shall definitely try to incorporate it. Regards. PARIJAT 10:28, 12 September 2012 (UTC) talk
We have tried to do the needful. As for the two photographs, please note that the other one is a logo to mark the 75th Birth Anniversary of Shankar Dayal Singh (Shankar Amrit Mahotsava). PARIJAT 14:06, 13 September 2012 (UTC) talk

Chand Kaur[edit]

As you are interested in the subject Sikh Empire, hoping a comment from you at Talk:Chand Kaur. Regards --Vssun (talk) 11:27, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Please see the talk page again. And please see Talk:Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge also. --Vssun (talk) 02:24, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Done. Apuldram (talk) 10:54, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Rowan Williams et al.[edit]

You should read Baron#Style of address and Territorial designation thoroughly and be aware that we (by long-established convention) use someone's proper style (current or most recent if dead) as the |name= in their infobox (i.e. The Lord Williams of Oystermouth, The Baroness Thatcher, The Lord Runcie). If you have any questions, please do reply on my talk page. DBD 13:48, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Your request for rollback[edit]

Hi Apuldram. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account.

Happy editing! Mifter (talk) 22:53, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

A beer for you![edit]

Export hell seidel steiner.png Thank you for the edits! ThinkingYouth (talk) 11:55, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

and Cookies too![edit]

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Sorry for the belated welcome, but the cookies are still warm! Face-smile.svgUser Talk:Faizan 17:30, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you - Wayback Machine tips[edit]

Thank you Apuldram,

If you mean the JKR citation reanimations, well, the very last two I did were reanimated using the Wayback Machine, which can be found at:

What you do is: you find the dead http:// address in the Edit page & you click & highlight it. Then you copy & paste it into the 'Take me Back' box in Wayback: paste in the dead link & click search. They'll give you different versions of the page going back in time and the recent one usually states, 'unavailable'. So you work back from there & find one that's still alive. Click and drag its address to highlight it, and then copy it. Now, you want to go back to your citation code in Wikipedia. Ok, so you find the old decayed http address line there and you can now delete it. Then you copy the new one in its place. To finish off you might want to add a few bits of info, you know like, 'Archived from Wayback Machine' or whatever just to be clear. I don't know if I'm supposed to also pop in 'Retrieved again on [date]' I don't usually take it this far & haven't been corrected yet.

So that was my last two edits on the JKR bio page. As for the ones before, I'm not sure. I think most of these previous reanimations on JKR were done from scratch from browsing searches in Start Page and the like. In fact many JKR citations came up on the same page which was lucky & helpful, like her own official biography page.

On a last note I feel morally okay using Wayback Machine - the staff there are very helpful with people who wish to delete old pages from the archive. Plus they don't abuse the person's privacy by making them available to search engines. Well I'm in two minds about their archive - I don't think they really have any right to archive material without the person's consent in the first place...but seeing as they make the process of removal so easy, at least that's not so bad.

Thank you for your encouragement. In fact my answer has clarified the process for me - I'll refer to it in future if I've been offline for a while. PS - I've just done an example of reanimating a dead link on the Rowan Williams page. I'll try & reanimate the other dead link there too - supposing you don't beat me to it : ) Bye,

Angela MacLean (talk) 19:36, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

PS: I wouldn't waste time looking for the other lost citation on Rowan Williams on Wayback. I've just been through the 4 copies of them - all removed. Good luck,

Angela MacLean (talk) 20:12, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the Barnstar : )

Angela MacLean (talk) 19:00, 16 August 2013 (UTC)


You were quite right. Sorry to have made such a meal of nothing. Day by day, I grow more convoluted and obtuse... Haploidavey (talk) 08:50, 5 September 2013 (UTC)


Please could you help me keep an eye on it. This user seems to have a real problem with his basic grasp of Englsh. He has a knack of creating long winded nonsensical statements that are unencyclopaedic. He's damaged many India related articles. I know he means well but he lacks WP:COMPETENCE. Thanks SH 19:45, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi fellow editor, please can you help me keep an eye onThis editor. He appears to be using classic block evade tactics. Riding warnings then starting his WP:Disruptive editing again. My suspicion is it maybe another Sikh "extremist" type. Thanks SH 09:29, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
I can help improve the English, but I'm not a Sikh and I don't have easy access to relevant literature, so I am unable to judge the validity of the various doctrinal edits. Apuldram (talk) 10:59, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
You don't have to be Sikh, just look out for the references. He deleted some because he didn't like them, and has a tendency to do that on many articles. See Nihang. Thanks SH 13:36, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

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Guru Nanak[edit]

Can you please explain your revert ? Dredging is often used to recover sunken items, or even bodies. "Dragging" a river does not make any sense. Anish7 (talk) 11:23, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Question answered on Anish7's talk page. Apuldram (talk) 12:56, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Mian Mir[edit]

Your actions actually don't make any sense apart from not allowing users to gain more knowledge from history from Mian Mir Sahibs family itself. So what are you trying to prove? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ravendra Thakor (talkcontribs) 20:25, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

What actions? I think you are confusing me with XLinkBot (talk), who reverted your edits of 11 June to Mian Mir. XLinkBot gives you on your talk page the reason for the reversion. Apuldram (talk) 21:06, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Sikh Empire[edit]

Hi and Enjoy , Its fine that you reverted my edit regarding Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.Now, by your own wording, i have re-edited that line and deleted the same words which were edited by myself.Truth is that Banda Singh Bahadur belonged to a Brahmin family.However if yo think that it is unsourced and unexplained and there is no proof of that, then you also can't write that he was a 'Dogra Rajput'.You should use an inline citation to cite a verifiable reliable published source that supports your edit. Otherwise your edit may be reverted as unsourced. Shaunkiz (talk) 12:55, 4 August 2014 (GMT) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shaunkiz (talkcontribs)

I agree (incidentally. I didn't write that he was a Dogra Rajput. That edit was by Himanshu Singh Jasrotia in August 2013). The main article on BSB presents a neutral point of view . Apuldram (talk) 08:43, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
i am happy that you agree with me. Tnx. Also i'm new here and don't know some basic rules to post, edit, answer etc etc.i'l be more than happy if you could teach me. Tnx. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shaunkiz (talkcontribs) 19:30, 5 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks So Much.Shaunkiz (talk) 09:12, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Treaty of Amritsar and Princely state of Kashmir[edit] , you must read this document before making any claims about the dissolving of the sikh empire. Following is the excerpt of the historic treaty "Article 10 Maharajah Gulab Singh acknowledges the supremacy of the British Government and will in token of such supremacy present annually to the British Government one horse, twelve shawl goats of approved breed (six male and six female) and three pairs of Cashmere shawls. This Treaty of ten articles has been this day settled by Frederick Currie, Esq. and Brever-Major Henry Montgomery Lawrence, acting under directions of the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hardinge, Governor-General, on the part of the British Government and by Maharajah Gulab Singh in person, and the said Treaty has been this day ratified by the seal of the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hardinge, Governor-General. Done at Amritsar the sixteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, corresponding with the seventeenth day of Rubee-ul-Awal (1262 Hijri). (Signed) H. Hardinge (Seal) (Signed) F. Currie (Signed) H. M. Lawrence " — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

Link GA|bs[edit]

Himalaya image[edit]

Thanks. I got confused and wrote in a completely confusing way. I have corrected the comment in the talk page now.--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:58, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Your reversion on user's talk page[edit]

Hi. I re-deleted the content that you restored at User talk:Dunnesite52,0. Users are generally free to remove notes, including warnings, that have been left by others on their user talk pages. When they do, it's interpreted as evidence that they've read it. See WP:REMOVED. —Largo Plazo (talk) 13:35, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hello Apuldram !

Thank you for considering my edit and including it in the article Punjab region.
Should you require any sources related to Sufism whether Islamic or non-Islamic feel free to consult me. :)

Pixarh (talk) 15:39, 17 January 2015 (UTC)


Well that's just plain wrong. Tell me is it sheeps or sheep, hairs or hair? Himalaya breaks down as Hime - snow & Alaya - Abode/Dwelling. It makes no sense to call it Himalayas. It is corruption of a grammatically correct Sanskrit word. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alxndrdegrt (talkcontribs) 20:06, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Mark John Currie[edit]

Just curious about your reversion of the Wikisource Dictionary of Naval Biography link.

You said: "The 'See also' section is for internal links," True but scroll down to Lists to Sister Projects and you find "Links to Wikimedia sister projects . . . should generally appear in "External links", not under "See also". Two exceptions are Wiktionary and Wikisource links that may even be linked inline (e.g., to the text of a document being discussed or to a word that might not be familiar to all readers)." (my emphasis).

and "It is not for external references that are already included in the article's body." Arguably also Ttrue but the existing reference is to one short sentence; the NBD article supports substantially more than that reference implies.

I'm still learning some of the nuances but ti seems to me that the See Also entry was more appropriate than the footnote reference? GreyHead (talk) 09:24, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

The O'Byrne article includes no information that is not already provided, often in more detail, in the Wikipedia article. It does not fulfil the see also function of providing additional related information for readers who would like to explore further around the subject. It would have been inappropriate, even if it had not already been included as a reference.
In 2007/2008 I consulted the O'Byrne article in the Naval Biographical Dictionary (the original, not the Wikisource mirror), now archived here The reason there is only one reference to it is because, in general, other sources were better, more detailed, or more authoritative. Apuldram (talk) 09:43, 7 June 2015 (UTC)


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For continuing copyediting, reviewing, and working on Mount Everest related articles. Fotaun (talk) 18:48, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
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For editing, improvements, and perseverance on Wikipedia's Mount Everest article family. Thank you Fotaun (talk) 18:48, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Fotaun. I have been impressed by the major contributions you have made and continue to make to Everest. Apuldram (talk) 21:19, 21 July 2015 (UTC)